My life has been a constant metamorphosis of sorts, always morphing into a new stage in a new place. I have had an incurable case of wanderlust since I was a kid growing up with parents who loved to road trip on a minute’s notice. I have been blessed to see some amazing places on this beautiful planet, so I decided I would like to have a place to share these experiences.
I am living out my dream as a full time RVing 9 to 5’er, still hanging on to the “golden handcuffs” for a little longer. As a telecommuter, I figured “If I can do my job anywhere, why not do it everywhere?” So I sold my 3 bedroom home along with everything in it that was not nailed down, bought my Winnie View, and hit the road in March, 2013. The nomadic life suits me even more than I had hoped.
I have to ask myself, “Do I really have time to waste writing a blog?” when I could be doing something much more productive like reading romance novels or indulging myself in my latest guilty pleasure like watching “The Bachelorette.” It was John Lennon who said it best, “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” Fact of the matter is, it is a great hobby for me. It allows me to combine the four things in life I am most passionate about; travel, writing, photography and music, the soundtrack of life. And it serves the highest purpose of all –pursuit of joy.
This blog is going to serve as an “online scrapbook” of sorts. My life is flying by me at breakneck speed. As l look back on moments that brought me particular joy – a favorite hike, an opera at the Met, a full moon sail on the Hudson, a memorable meal in Malaysia, I realize those memories are fading more and more with each passing year. Therefore, it is my intent to try to capture some of these memories in a more minimalist method than hauling boxes of photos and hand-written journals with me to the grave.
Based on the blog title, you most likely gathered by now that I am a music fan. I can find a song to fit every occasion. So it is no doubt that the theme of this blog offers up one of my favorite artists, “Sweet Baby James,” James Taylor. So please come along and share the song that I sing when I “Take to the Highway.” If you find one thing of interest or beauty here, then I hope you too don’t consider it “time wasted.”
Time it was and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you
~ Simon And Garfunkel